James Ziegler

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Merrill Singer

Research Interests

China, addiction, video gamers.


What sparked your interest in Anthropology/Archaeology?

I always loved sociology and psychology, but anthropology added the intercultural aspect that intrigued me to the point of pursuing it.

Where are you/will you be conducting your research/fieldwork?

Shenzhen, China, hanging out in coffee and milk tea shops, interviewing gamers about video game addicts who definitely aren’t them.

What do you find most interesting about your field work/research location?

The language, and other things I can’t confirm yet.

What is your most memorable experience in the field so far, or most memorable lesson learned?

Most memorable experience: being locked in my building multiple times during zero-covid.

What do you do in your downtime? Share something interesting about yourself!

Make friends, but wait, . . . ok . . . ethnography.

James Ziegler
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